You can use quality tools in your classroom to:
Here are some of the most popular quality tools and “how to” tutorials to walk you through your first uses of them in a school setting. You can use them yourself and teach your students to use them as well.*
Brainstorming (PDF, 40 KB)
Affinity Diagram (PDF, 32 KB)
Nominal Group Technique (PDF, 33KB)
Lotus Diagram (PDF, 39 KB)
Radar Chart (PDF, 42 KB)
Run Chart (PDF, 42 KB)
Cause and Effect Diagram (PDF, 40 KB)
Relations Diagram (PDF, 42 KB)
Pareto Diagram (PDF, 36 KB)
Flowchart (PDF, 32 KB)
Check Sheet (PDF, 33 KB)
Force Field Analysis (PDF, 42 KB)
How These Tools Can Help
Using these quality tools as part of the continuing improvement process will help teachers and students to gain and sustain results.
You can use these tools as part of a “plan-do-study-act” process (PDSA), first created by W. Edwards Deming, one of the leaders of the quality movement.
More resources for you and your students:
*Worksheet downloads are taken with permission from Jay Marino and Ann Haggerty Raines’s Quality Across the Curriculum: Integrating Quality Tools and PDSA with Standards, ASQ Quality Press, 2004.